Sunday, June 23, 2013

Instant Pulihora (Tamarind Rice) - Andhra Style

This is one of my favourite recipe... which was told my by Sister-in-Law.. Her Mother-in-Law is an expert in cooking Andhra Cuisine.. This is so easy to make when you have Rice left out at your place. it is best for kids carrying lunch. Tangy & Spicy Rice made in 10 mins


Rice (Cooked) - 2 cups

For Pulihora Powder:

Oil - 1 tsp

Till - 1tsp

Channa Dal - 1/4 tsp

Methi Seeds - 1/4 tsp

Dry Red Chillies - 3 to 4

For Tamarind Paste:

Tamarind Water - 1/2 cup (extract out of small lemon-sized Tamarind)

Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

For Temper:

Oil - 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp

Udal Dal (Spilt) - 1 tsp

Channa Dal - 1 tsp

Green Chilli - 1 Big (cut into slits)

Dry Red Chilli - 1 (broken)

Curry Leaves - 10 to 12

Asafoetida - 1 tsp


1.      For Pulihora Powder, heat Oil in a Kadai & add all ingredients in "For Pulihora Powder" and Grind to a fine powder. Add this powder to Cooked Rice

2.      In the same Kadai, Heat Tamarind water, Turmeric Powder and Salt. Cook till it becomes a thick paste and there is no raw smell. Add this paste to Cooked Rice

3.      Heat Kadai with Oil, Add all ingredients in "For Temper". Cook till Dals become golden brown. Add this temper to Cooked Rice

4.      Mix all in a big bowl.


· You can make & store Pulihora powder previously

· Serve with Chill Curd or fried plain papads

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